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How Mistakes Helped One Business Owner

All too often, you only hear about what went right when you hear about successful entrepreneurs, writes Jeanette Mulvey in a recent post appearing on BusinessNewsDaily.  Yet Frank Farwell, founder of the apparel catalog WinterSilks, is candid about his mistakes.  “There were plenty of painful setbacks along … Continue reading

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Smart Words from Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship can be tough — and unpredictable.  On some days, everything seems to click into place.  On others, nothing goes right. If that sounds like what you’re going through, rest assured that even the most successful business owners experience ups and downs.  Here are quotes … Continue reading

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94-Year-Old Business Owner Still Going Strong

Those who know 94-year-old Arline Kneen describe her with words like “hard worker,” “a dynamo,” “interested in serving others” and “proactive.”   And no wonder.  As reported by The Plain Dealer’s Marcia Pledger, Kneen heads up three companies in which she is still actively … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from a Leaky Roof

Last Saturday, a heavy rain began falling in the Washington, DC area (where I live).   By the next morning, the rain – thanks to a roof leak — had soaked part of the interior of a store owned by my … Continue reading

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A Perplexing Question for Business Owners

How do you decide what to charge for your products or services? It’s a very common problem for small businesses, says Bob Dahms, a business counselor with the Bellingham, Washington chapter of SCORE.   For those unfamiliar with SCORE, it’s a non-profit, nationwide organization that offers free counseling and low-cost training workshops for … Continue reading

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Tech Entrepreneurs More Likely to be Older, Finds Survey

Mention the phrase “tech entrepreneur” and most people think of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and/or Mark Zuckerberg.  Yet the notion that America’s typical tech entrepreneurs are in their 20s is a myth, according to a 2009 survey of 549 company founders by Duke … Continue reading

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How a 50-Something Plastic Surgeon Became a Volunteer Firefighter

When he retired from a 30-year career as a plastic surgeon, James Apesos felt the pull of a childhood dream to become a firefighter.  Given that he was in his late 50s, he was skeptical of his chances for fulfilling his dream — but that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Vegas Entrepreneur to Open Unique Bar

Chances are you’ve never been to a bar like the one about to be opened by Las Vegas entertainer and entrepreneur Anthony Cools.  Customers at the Swingers Club, to be located in downtown Las Vegas at the new Plaza Hotel and Casino, will be … Continue reading

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Some Hot Industries for Entrepreneurs to Know About

If you’re doing research to figure out what type of business to start, check out IBISWorld’s just-released picks for the five hottest startup industries for the next five years.  IBISWorld, which describes itself as “the world’s largest independent publisher of U.S. industry research,”  analyzed … Continue reading

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Five Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs often rely on small daily habits and routines in their business and personal lives to keep the needle on their business moving in the right direction, writes Elaine Pofeldt, an independent journalist and editorial consultant, in a recent post … Continue reading

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